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Straps and Jarts.
? Senator Marcus Alonzo Hanna,
died in Washington yesterday evening
at 6.40 o'clock of typhoid fever. He
had been ill about two months, critically
so for about two weeks. He had
recently been re-elected senator from
Ohio, and was prominently spoken of
as a candidate for the presidency. He
was very patient during his illness, and
his last audible words were characterized
hv the Dleasant considerate dis
position that was a part of his nature.
Both houses of congress adjourned today
out of respect to the senator's
memory and arrangements are being
made for a public funeral.
? The state department at Washington
has asked the Russian government
for an explanation of its action in detaining
the American steamship Leiades
at Port Arthur. This steamship was at
Port Arthur during the fight between
the Russian and Japanese fleets, and
Russia ordered her to remain. The
owners of the vessel appealed to
Washington. But little significance attaches
to the incident, however. The
object of holding the vessel back was
to prevent the members of the crew
from giving out information to Japan,
and the owners of the vessel will no
doubt receive demurrage to the amount
of from $100 to $20j) according to the
value of their cargo, etc.
? Dispatches published yesterday
morning and this morning contain a
few additional scattering facts and rumors
as to operations at the theatre of
war in the east. While trying to affect
a landing near Port Arthur one
day last week, some 400 Japanese
troops were sabered by Cossacks. The
Russian loss was severe; but not so
great as that of the Japanese. About
20,000 Japanese troops were landed at
Chemulpo two days ago, and It was
reported yesterday that a terrific battle
was on on the north bank of the
Yalu river. This Indicates a decisive
battle, the Russians being concentrated
on the Yalu river In their strongest
force. It is admitted by the Russians
that the Japanese are pouring thousands
of troops into Manchuria. A rumor
from Tien Tsin is to the effect
that the Japanese have sunk eight and
captured ten more Russian warships,
but this is not confirmed.
? Russia has a strong fleet in the
Baltic sea and a still stronger fleet
in the Black sea. Since the heavy
losses have occurred in the east, the
question has been raised as to sending
the Baltic and the Black sea fleets to
Port Arthur and Vladivostock. Under
the terms of the treaty of Berlin, made
in 1871, the Black sea fleet cannot
pass through the Dardanelles except
with the consent of Turkey, England
puid the other European powers. Turkey
is willing to give her consent to
the passage. She would be glad to get
the fleet out, and she would not let it
go back again. England, however, is
unwilling to permit the passage of the
fleet, and she is in a position to help
herself with a powerful fleet at Cyprus.
The transfer of the Baltic
fleet is also impracticable for the reason
that Great Britain owns the coaling
stations on the way, and would not
be willing to let the Russians have
enough coal to carry them through.
? Fuller details of the battle of
Chemulpo, in which the Russian cruisers
Variag and Koreitz were sunk,
have come in. It seems that although
overpowered the Russians made a heroic
fight. The two Russian vessels
were in the harbor where there was
also a Japanese cruiser. Chemulpo is
in Korea, and therefore supposed to be
a neutral port. That is the reason the
two Russians did not jump on the single
Japanese cruiser that was lying
between them, and which they could
have blown out of the water. Presently
the Japanese fleet arrived outside
of the harbor unknown to the Russians.
The admiral sent a wireless
message to the Japanese fleet to come
out and it did so. The two Russians
followed, thinking to get easy prey.
Suddenly the whole Japanese fleet,
consisting of five cruisers appeared.
The admiral signaled the commanders
of the Russian cruiser to surrender.
The Russians, although realizing that
they were trapped, ignored the signal
and a terrible battle ensued. After an
hour both of the Russian vessels, being
badly crippled went back into the harbor.
The Japs sent a message to the
effect that unless the Russians came
out the Japs would go after them. At
this the two Russian vessels came
out, the bands playing their national
airs and every man at his post. The
fight was resumed and continued until
the two Russian vessels were sunk.
It is not known whether the Russian
vessels were sunk by Japanese shells,
or from explosions produced by the
Kussians tnernseives 10 avoia railing
into the hands of the enemy.
? Russia has patiently worked and
has expended millions of rubles on the
defences of Vladivostock, the eastern
terminus of the Trans-Siberian railroad
and the Tsar's Gibraltar of the north.
Vladivostock hardly will be an early
object of Japanese attack, for the reason
that it is remote from the region
in which the war must first be fought
?Korea and Manchuria?and, should
Vladivostock ever be under siege, it
will take not only a mighty force by
sea, but an immense army of investment
to reduce it. The harbor is admirably
located with narrow entrances,
bordered on all sides by hills of ample
height, to give excellent elevation to
batteries and to afford splendid protection
for gun position. All the channels
from the sea are superbly commanded
by many batteries of modern ordnance.
Few of the guns are, however, of greater
calibre than ten inches. Within the
last two years many old guns have
been replaced by new ones. The city
of Vladivostock is located almost at the
toe of the Mur&vev Amurski peninsula,
on a harbor which affords excellent
anchorage for war ships as well as
merchantmen. There is located here a
large navy yard, with adequate dry
docks and repair shop facilities. In
an admirably formed depression on the
Muravev promontory, across the har
bor, south of the city, is located a large
battery of powerful mortars. The entrance
to the harbor and the passage
to the sea are guarded by heavy batteries,
and these channels in a time like
the present are heavily mined. Within
the last two years a ship canal was
built near the upper end of the Saper
nui peninsula. The strategical value
of this is to permit torpedo craft from
the defences an opportunity to sortie
against an enemy bombarding the city
from a distance without attempting to
run the batteries, all of which are
connected in the rear by sunken roads,
which permit the rapid transportation
of ammunition from one to another
without danger from the enemy's fire.
From a iand attack, which is possible
only from the north, the city is well
protected by strings of land batteries
connected one with the other by sunken
roads, and which are equipped with
the heaviest ordnance in Northern
Asia.
?hc \JorliiuiUr (fnquiur.
YORKVILLE, S. C.t
TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 16.1904.
The South Carolina legislature is
badly in need of a leader who is not
connected with the dispensary board.
Immigration and other matters that do
not relate to the dispensary do not
seem to appeal to me leuuers.
m +
Setnatcxr Mark A. Hanna was one of
the most able and most lovable statesmen
of the day, and was subjected to
much personal abuse at the hands of
his political opponents, yet when he
died many of the. big men in Washington,
of both parties, shed tears. It
seems as if it were about time to put
a stop to this thing of trying to put
contumely on political leaders, for no
other object than a hope of bringing
them in disrepute with the people they
are honestly trying to serve.
The Columbia State took occasion a
few days ago to show the absurdity of
a proposed amendment to Senator
Brice's local option bill, whereby it
was proposed that non-dispensary
counties should be denied the benefit
of their share of the dispensary profits
as apportioned to them under the constitution.
Unless the man who proposed
the amendment referred to is
constantly so tanked with dispensary
liquor, as to be oblivious to all sense
of shame, he must have felt pretty
badly at such an exposition of his ignorance.
, .
There has been no official call for
outside help from fire stricken Baltimore
as yet, and it is not certain that
there will be. The matter has been
under consideration by the authorities
but they have not yet made a final deMeinn
it 19 niiite nrobable that the
plucky people of Baltimore yill decide
to fight the situation through for
themselves: but if they should finally
decide to ask for help there need be no
occasion for surprise. The only thing
the balance of the country can do, in
justice to itself and to humanity, will
be to make generous response. This,
we are quite confident, it will do.
Congressman Finley disturbed the
usual order of things last Friday, during
the "consideration" of private
pension bills. Such bills are usually
taken up in committee of the whole
and passed under the unanimous consent
rule. The bills were being railroaded
through by the score, when Mr.
Flrtftfjf raised an objection to the proce^Jfflgs
as irregular. Speaker Cannon
was plainly annoyed, but he had
to sustain Mr. Finley's point and it became
necessary to take the bills one
at a time by number. Several of Mr.
Finley's Democratic colleagues persuaded
him to withdraw his objection
and after a time the original procedure
was resumed.
Since the naval battle at Port
Arthur on Monday and Tuesday of last
week, the news of the war between
Russia and Japan has been coming
slowly. A correspondent of the New
York Herald witnessed the first battle
from the deck of the British steamer
Columbia and managed to cable the
details to his paper at once. There
was also authentic news of the naval
engagement that resulted in the destruction
of two Russian vessels in
the Yellow sea; but since then, there
has been little else than unauthenticated
rumors. That the war is moving
at a lively rate, there is no reason to
doubt; but owing to the poor cable
facilities in that part of the world
news will be necessarily slow.
It is a poor law that does not work
both ways, even the law with reference
to the establishment of dispensaries.
The state board is willing to allow the
people to establish dispensaries; but
it is not willing to allow the people to
abolish them. Not before since the
first settlement of the state has any
other earthly power been able to dictate
to the free and sovereign people of
the state, and strange to say this
liquor power has been enthroned without
the consent of the people. It was
put over them in the first instance by
J .1 J nlthnnlrh
uctcyuuil OllU Itauu, cxiiVA au..uu6..
time and again it has been claimed
that it is here through the will of the
people, not one of its advocates or defenders
has ever dared to allow the
people an opportunity to express their
preferences.
There was an article in The Enquirer
recently giving the experience
of a Yorkville man in Columbia, and
calculated to create the impression
that the uninitiated find it difficult to
buy blind tiger liquor in that city. We
have no occasion to doubt the entire
truth of the story as told: but we
would like to disabuse the minds of
such of our readers as think that the
state has a monopoly of the liquor business
in Columbia. The blind tigers
still flourish especially at night and for
the benefit of those people who are
not willing to pay dispensary prices,
and who do not want so much as a
half pint of liquor at a time. In the
house of representatives last Friday,
Representative Mahaffey of Spartanburg
took occasion to say that he could
easily buy in the city all the blind
tiger liquor he could want, and a great
deal more than he could pay for. He
said that Columbia was not different
from other towns and that liquor could
be bought almost anywhere.
Architect Frank P. Milburn is out
in a card in which he claims that the
new state house commission was unwarranted
in the wholesale charges
ana. insinuations n. maue in ua report.
He Intimates that the whole
hulla-balloo was raised by Col. J. Q.
Marshall, who has all the time stood
for another architect, and who was
never reconciled Mr. Milburn having
the Job. He goes on to point out that
the new commission has never made
any complaint to the contractors or to
himself. More, that the commission
did not even make a suggestion. On
the contrary the commission, largely
at the instance of Col. Marshall, prepared
a long type written criticism,
containing general charges, and handed
it over to the newspapers and the
general assembly without even giving
him notice of its proposed action. He
says he has received $2,000 in fees and
he is willing to turn the whole amount
over to some cnaruaDie institution, u
the commission will show where he
has been a party to any kind of fraud.
The general assembly has passed a
resolution providing for the investigation
of the whole matter, and after all
this is the way to secure the most
satisfactory settlement.
Col. W. H. McCorkle.
Grand and noble was the life career
that was rounded out when Col. Wm.
H. McCorkle breathed his last on Saturday
afternoon. For more than four
score and two years he fought the
trying battle of life; but more remarkable
than his great age is the sterling
record of character and citizenship
that he leaves as a heritage to his descendants
and his fellow men.
Col. McCorkle was essentially a
public character. He belonged not
alone to his family or to the town of
Yorkville; but to the country and the
state, and all are better for the life he
has lived?not materially better; but
what is worth more, better morally and
spiritually. The key note to his life
was love and charity to all; and few
mere De wno ever came in cuniaci wiui
him without being impressed with the
unusual depth and breath of his nature
in this respect.
But it seems like a useless waste of
words to undertake to tell about the
character of Col. McCorkle. Everybody
knew him. He was known to
the old and young of a generation ago,
just as he was known to the old and
young of today, and to all he was the
same. His kind, genial nature, ever
bubbling over with good humor was
filled with love for his fellow men. He
had his convictions, his likes and dislikes,
and his weaknesses perhaps; but
utterly devoid of malice even toward
the meanest of creatures, he enjoyed
the love, respect and esteem of all.
Those who were nearest and dearest
to the colonel?the members of his immediate
family, children ?nd grapdchildren.
have been sorely bereaved In
his death. The town and county also
sustain a distinct loss in the removal
of a character and personality that
cannot be duplicated; but in important
respects his life teaches lessons that
'ay us all under a debt of gratitude.
LAST WEEK OF SESSION.
Members of General Assembly Gome
Home Next Saturday.
Special dispatch to Enquirer:
Columbia, Feb. 15.?The general assembly
will leave here probably on
next Saturday morning. There is no
reason in the world why the session
should last a minute longer. The fact
of the matter is just as much as has
already has been done, could have been
done in thirty days, but the constitutional
convention fixed a forty day
limit for the session and it seems if the
law makers are going to stick to it.
It seems as if the tax commission
is going to fall down on all
of its pet schemes, with the exception
of the franchise tax bill, which is
practically a hold up of the corporations.
This franchise tax bill does not
impose a tax upon any class of
property other than corporations, and
a three mill levy is provided for on
the gross income of all public utilities.
The finance committee of the senate
has agreed upon this and the bill will
probably go through in this shape.
A little bill, which is known as the
l4,<*loonor " will nrnhahlv rrn thrnnfh
the house: but it will amount to little.
This bill has already passed the senate.
Strange to say, one of the big and
hard fights of the sessions has been on
the bill to place telephone companies
under the railroad commission. This
bill has brought more people here than
probably any other legislation in the
session. The bill, as it came from the
senate committee fixed maximum rates
to required physical connection between
different companies. It now
places telephone companies under the
control of the railroad commission and
leaves it with the commission to fix
the rates, and stipulates that no rates
shall be fixed higher than are now in
force. This is the status of the bill
as it goes to the house where it will
probably be considered tomorrow.
The candidacy of Mr. T. Yancey Williams
of Lancaster has been announced
for congress from the Fifth district.
Mr. Williams will retire from the house
where he has been an efficient member,
and make the race for congress
against Mr. Finley.
Mr. Leon J. Williams who has been
chairman board of control for a number
of years, retires from the board to
make the canvass for congress against
Mr. Geo. W. Croft. As a usual thing,
a congressman newly elected Is given
at least two terms before opposition
develops. In the case of Mr. Croft,
however, Williams seems to be so thoroughly
satisfied that he can defeat him
that he has already announced his candidacy.
The talk now is that there will
be no opposition to the major portion
of the state ticket, and if there is any
opposition to the re-election of Gov
ernor Heywara, u nas noi yet developed.
State treasurer R. H. Jennings, who
has already served two terms, will have
opposition and will probably have to
retire from that office as there is no
other position for him to take in the
state house. August Kohn.
?
Murdered on the Wayside.
The dead body of George Brown, a
white farmer, who lived on the plantation
of Jim Allen, about six miles
from On ffney, was found in a cotton
field within a mile and a half of his
home last Saturday. Brown was last
seen alive in Gaffney about a week
previous, when he went home drunk.
There were evidences of foul play on
his body and it is believed that he was
murdered.
LOCAL AFFAIRS.
NEW ADVERTISEMENTS.
Mutual Life Insurance Co., New York
?Wants men capable of earning from
11,000 to $5,000 a year. Experience
not necessary.?See fourth page.
Opera House?The Schiller Male
Quartette will occupy the board1: on
Saturday evening, Feb. 20. A fine
entertainment is promised.
Jane Meek?Warns all persons against
giving employment to her son, Rob
Meek, a minor, who has left her
home without consent.
O. E. Grist?Will pay reward for a
gold breast pin lost last Sunday.
Miss Rosa Lindsay?Does photographic
work promptly and guarantees satisfaction.
York Drug Store?Says the doctor prescribes?it
follows directions carefully
and invites you to give it your
next prescription.
Ferguson & Clinton?Invite your attention
to their stock of tobacco and
cigars, and say they can suit you in
the quality of the goods as well as in
the price.
Foushee Cash Store?Announces a
special sale of towels on February
18, when it will sell towels worth 10
and 15 cents for 5 cents, and towels
worth 15 to 30 cents for 10 cents.
W. B. Moore & Co.?Present a few
facts relative to the furniture trade
that will Interest prospective furniture
buyers.
Sam M. Grist, Special Agent?Tells of
some "scraps" which Mutual BenVimm
K/VAM hoi'lnO- with
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the agents of other life insurance
companies.. He says the Mutual
Benefit agents were successful in the
"scraps."
J. Edgar Poag, Broker?Says that dirt
is the best investment, and gives a
number of reasons therefor. He also
gives a large list of valuable properties
for sale or rent.
Jas. M. Starr & Co.?Have Pratt's
poultry food?a guaranteed egg producer,
and also horse and cattle powders.
NOTE AND COMMENT.
A correspondent of the Columbia
State writes that he canvassed the
town of Saluda in behalf of Senator
Brice's local option bill and that only
10 out of 212 persons to whom the petition
was presented refused to sign it.
The house has passed a bill providing
for the increase of the salary of the
supervisor of York county from $700 to
1800 a year. We are not informed as
to who is the author of this bill; but
we hope it will pass. It is easily
worth J800 a year to attend to the duties
and responsibilities of this office
and $1,000 would not be too much.
WITHIN THE TOWN.
? Thieves stole a dozen fine Leghorn
hens from Mr. Brooks Inman last Sunday
night.
? Rev. R. E. McAlpine recently returned
from missionary work in Japan
will make a talk at prayer meeting in
the Presbyterian church tomorrow
night.
? Let us have a good municipal
building, with a council chamber, police
headquarters, cells and prison
yard, and an assembly hall overhead.
It might also be well to include a fire
Tho tnwn nopHd QllPh fln im
provement.
? The Schiller Male Quartette, a high
class musical entertainment under the
management of the Southern Lyceum
Bureau, is booked to appear at the opera
house next Saturday night. The
company comes with the highest testimonials
and gives a most enjoyable
programme.
ABOUT PEOPLE.
Mr. Dan T. Woods is confined to hi^
room by sickness.
Prof. H. A. C. Walker has been quite
siuiv I\Ji iuc pool ten via.jo*
Mr. J. Q. Wray left last night for a
business trip to BfUtimore.
Mr! Less Wllliamstof the Santuc sec-tion,
visited friends in Yorkville Saturday.
Rev. W. C. Ewart was duly installed
as pastor of Hebron congregation last
Friday afternoon.
Mr. and Mrs. Ira B. Dunlap of Rock
Hill, attended the funeral of Col. McCorkle
on Sunday.
Mr. and Mrs. R. E. Heath and little
daughter returned to Yorkville from
Monroe, N. C., yesterday.
W. W. Lewis, Esq., went to Bullock's
Creek today to attend the funeral of
Mrs. Sarah N. Russell, who was his
aunt.
Mr. and Mrs. W. B. Wilson, Sr.. and
Mr. W. B. Wilson, Jr., of Rock Hill, attended
the funeral of Col. W. H. McCorkle.
Master James Knox, little son of
Rev. W. C. Ewart, has been quite sick
with pneumonia, but is now thought to
be getting along very nicely.
Mr. J. C. Elliott of Lancaster, and
Messrs. Will Neely and Sadler Love of
Rock Hill, were in Yorkville on Sunday,
to attend the funeral of Col. McCorkle.
Miss Alma Walker, who is convalescing
from pneumonia, has been very
uncomfortable during the past few
days, but her condition is now very
hopeful. She seems to be decidedly on
the mend.
OFFICE OF PROBATE JUDGE.
Under the law, as it stands, upon the
death of a probate judge in office, the
duties and responsibilities of that officer
immediately devolve upon the clerk
of the court.
When such a contingency arrives, it
is the duty of the clerk of the court
to not only assume charge of the
books, records and powers of the deceased
officer, but to immediately notify
the governor of the situation.
Upon his own motion, or when requested
to do so by proper authority,
say the county's delegation in the general
assembly, it is the duty of the
governor to call an election to fill the
vacancy. This is the case when the
unexpired term of the deceased probate
judge is more than a year. If the
unexpired portion of the term is less
than a year, the governor may fill the
vacanc" by appointment.
As directed by law Clerk of the
Court Wylle assumed charge of the
probate office on last Monday, and for
his own convenience, as well as to insure
the proper discharge of the duties
of the office until further arrangements
can be made, secured the services
of Mr. J. F. Wallace, his deputy
clerk, as his representative.
The office of probate judge is now
open with Mr. Joseph F. Wallace in
charge, and Mr. Wallace stands ready
for any business that may be presented.
He is more familiar with the affairs
of the office, probably, than any
other man in the county, and is fully
capable of discharging all the duties
thereof without hitch or embarrassment.
If he has not already done so, Clerk
Wylie will probably notify the governor
of the existing vacancy today or
tomorrow, and prompt steps will be
taken for the election of a successor
to the honored officer who has just
passed away.
As to whether there will be a special
primary election for the nomination of
a candidate, or it win be arranged so
as to have the whole matter settled In
the official election, will depend upon
the preference of the county Democratic
executive committee.
DEATH OF P. R. SANDIFER.
The Columbia State of yesterday
contains the following' with reference
to the death of Mr. Philip R. Sandifer,
son of Mr. and Mrs. C. H. Sandifer,
who live about three miles southwest
of Yorkville. The deceased had many
friends in Yorkville and vicinity and
was highly esteemed by all who knew
him.
Mr. Philip R. Sandifer of Yorkville,
a student of the normal department
of the South Carolina college, died yesterday
afternoon at the college in- <
flrmary. The death was a shock and w
a blow to the students, one and all. jj
Although but a short time a student of
the college he had won the esteem and w
respect of his fellow-students. Only a tl
few days ago he was among his b
friends, but now they have only the
tender recollections of him whom they
had been privileged to call friend. Mr.
Sandifer was for some years a student
of Erskine college and after leav- C(
ing that institution taught school for
some years near his home in Yorkvllle.
At the beginning of this session he n
entered the normal department of the jr
South Carolina college, having won the
scholarship from York county. Soon
after his entry he was recognized as a tl
man worthy of holding the honor he ts
had won. He was faithful to all duties fl
and a student in every sense of" the
word. Although of a retiring nature w
he was recognized to be a man of high h
character and much promise, and well tl
worthy to take a position In the world
in his chosen profession?that of a
teacher. C
He had been sick for some days with tl
measles and later developed a case of ^
pneumonia, which proved fatal. His
death was unexpec^d both to the stu- A
dents and those in attendance. ' g
Mr. Sandlfer was a member of the &
normal class, which class has decided
to send three members to accompany a
the body to its last resting place. His c
father, Mr. C. H. Sandlfer of Yprkville, r
has been here for several days and will
take the body home.
As a mark of respect for their departed
friend the faculty and the entire
student body will assemble at the
infirmary this morning at 5.30 and accompany
the body to the train.
The body of Mr. Sandlfer arrived in
Yorkville yesterday, and was taken to
the Bethesda cemetery for interment.
The death of this young man is
a peculiarly terrible blow to the parents
of the deceased. Their hearts
were literally wrapped up in their son.
They had worked hard to assist him
in getting an education, an<d he was
giving unusual promise of his ability <
to fulfill their highest expectations. In j
ita torrihip hprpftvement the distressed i
family has the deepest sympathy of j
the entire community.
DEATH OF MRS. R. Y. RUSSELL.
Mrs. Sarah N. Russell, widow of the
late R. Y. Russell, died at her home at
Blairsville yesterday, after a long illness
aged. 79 years, 4 months and 21
days.
wirs. Russell was a native of Ches- 1
ter county, and was born Sept. 24, 1
t
MRS. SARAH N. RUSSELL.
1824. Her maiden name was Lewis,
and she was married to her husband
IftgA 1_2 "111 i
Mrs. Russell has always been regarded
as a most lovable woman. She
was possessed of rare Intelligence, and
was a consistent Christian. Her Influence
for good In the community in
which she spent so many years of her
life, was unquestionable.
The deceased leaves three living
children as follows: Mrs. James Castles
of Eureka, Texas; Miss Carrie
Russell and Mr. James N. Russell.
The funeral took place at Bullock's
Creek today, and was largely attended.
DEATH OF COL. McCORKLE.
Col. W. H. McCorkle, probate Judge
for York county, died last Saturday
afternoon at 1.30 o'clock, as a result
'of the general breakdown incident to
I the infirmities of old age. He had
been in falling health for about two
years, the decline being especially rapid
during the past few months, and he
had been confined to his bed for about
two weeks.
There was no organic disease. The
wound in the knee at the second battle
of Manassas proved the weakest
place, and became the seat of an outbreak
of senile gangrene. This trouble
hastened the end, which was accompanied
with considerable uneasiness
and pain, that were borne with characteristic
fortitude. The sufferer passed
away in the midst of his sorrowing
children and grandchildren, who surrounded
his bedside.
William Hart McCorkle was born In
York county in what was then known
as the Indian lands, and within a short
distance of where Eberiezer church
now stands, on August 25, 1821. His
father was Stephen McCorkle and his
mother's maiden name was Jane Hart.
The mother died when William was
three years old, leaving her husband
with two children, the other John Lucas
McCorkle, an infant. These children
were taken charge of by their
grandfather, William Hart, and looked
after by their aunts, until their father s
married again. Stephen McCorkle's a
second wife was Mary S. Spratt, who j
lived in what is now Fort Mill town- t
ship. o
Because the father was poor, the
boys were not afforded many school c
advantages. Aside from what they got t
at home their education was limited to a
such instruction as they could receive c
In the old field schools of the day be- t
tween crops. Work came first and t
school attendance had to be a second- t
ary consideration. This routine was e
continued until Aug. 29. 1840, when ti
through an arrangement effected by s
his father, W. H. McCorkle, came to a
Yorkville and commenced work as a s
clerk In the store of A. S. Hutchison. t<
After about three years A. S. Hutch- d
ison died, and young McCorkle remained
with the executors until the business
of the deceased had been adjusted,
when he took a position with the
succeeding firm of Moore & Springs?
T> Cnrlncrc "Monro Jinri "R Allfltin
Springs. He remained with this firm n
about two years, after which he took fi
charge of the store of Wood, Beatty |r
& Co. The death of F. H. Wood in
1847, necessitated the closing up of the jv
the business, and shortly afterward s<
Mr. McCorkle began clerking for John te
H. Adams. He remained in the store
of Mr. Adams as a clerk until 1849, pi
hen he became a member of the S
rm. Later the late Joseph A. McLean
as admitted Into the partnership, and
le business was continued until the b
reaking out of the war under the ?
ame and style of Adams. McCorkle h
Co. ;
In 1855, Mr. McCorkle was elected
Lionel of the Thirty-fourth South Q
arollna militia, and he was proml- r
ent in militia circles untf. the break- 1
lg out of the war, when he took It ?
pon himself to raise a company. At c
ie organization he was elected cap- I
iln; the late L. M. Grist was elected a
rat lieutenant: the late J. T. Parker ?
ras elected second lieutenant, and the
ite I. D. Witherspoon was elected
filrd lieutenant. The company first
rent to camp at Llghtwood Knot, near
!olumbla; thence to Beaufort, and
hen to Hilton Head where they were
aptized in fire from gunboats. In
i.prll 1861!, the regiment went to VlrInla,
and became a part of Gregg's
rigade, A. P. Hill's division. It was
t this time that Capt. McCorkle beame
lieutenant colonel of the Twelfth
eglment. He was wounded In the
WILLIAM HART M'OORKLE.
cnee by a mlnie ball at the second
lattle of Manassas; but continued in
he service until the spring of 1863,
vhen he was compelled to resign his
:ommission on account of ill health,
in the meantime he had been through
;he Manassas and Maryland camDaigns,
participating in the battles of
Jx Hill, Second Manassas, Sharpsburg
ind the surrender of Harper's Ferry.
SVlthin a few months after his resiglation
his health began to improve and
le took a position in the quartermaster
lepartment, where he continued until
he end of the war.
After the war Col. McCorkle opened
i mercantile business in Yorkville for
r. & E. B. Stowe, and continued for
:wo or three years, when the firm sold
>ut to John H. Adams. Col. McCorkle
:hen went into the service of Mr.
kdams, and with Mr. Jos. A. McLean
conducted the business until Mr.
\dams' death on July 4, 1875. He then
emained with the administrator for
ibout a year, when he began work for
Mr. T. M. Dobson, so continuing until
L883,, when, he_ assume^ the managenent
of the carriage business of the
ate B. T. Wheeler, with whom he renained
for about six years.
In the fall of 1888, Col. McCorkle was
:lected probate judge for York county.
His first term was for two years. In
1890, he was re-elected without opposition
for four years. He was elected
igain in the same manner in 1894,
igaln in 1898, again in 1992, and had
le lived would have no doubt been
ilected a sixth time in 1906.
Col. McCorkle was twice married.
His first wife was Miss Margaret Lesey
Robinson of Chester. The mar iage
took place on Feb. 15, 1849. Mrs.
McCorkle died Feb. 11. 1854, leaving
>ne child, Mr. R. R. McCorkle. The
second wife was Mrs. Elva M. Dixon, a
laughter of the late Andrew Grler of
Mecklenburg county. The marriage
:ook place on Aug. 16, 1860. As the result
of this marriage there were two
ihildren, Mrs. B. N. Moore, and Mr. P.
5. McCorkle.
Col. McCorkle connected himself with
he Yorkville Presbyterian church In
L884.
The funeral took place on Sunday
ifternoon, the remains being followed
:o the church and to the grave by a
arge concourse of people of . all ages
ind conditions. The procession left
he home of Mr. and Mrs. B. N. Moore
it shortly after 3 o'clock. The active
sallbearers, made up of close friends
>f the deceased and of the family
valked on either side of the hearse.
These were immediately followed by a
arge company of honorary pallbearers,
nade up of the deceased's fellow-couny
officers, the members of the local
>ar, older citizens and personal friends,
fext followed the children of the deeased
and close friends, and sympa- <
hizers with the family carriages. The
ocal lodge of Masons also had a place
n the procession.
The Presbyterian church had already :
leen pretty well filled before the ar- i
ival of the funeral cortege, except for
he room that had been especially re- <
erved, and in the galleries were quite
i number of rtegroes, both old and
oung, who were desirous of paying
heir last respects to a man whom all
f them considered their friend.
The services at the church were
onducted by Rev. W. G. Neville, pas- ,
or of the deceased. Mr. Neville paid
well deserved tribute to the life and
haracter of the deceased, and made a
alk that was singularly appropriate
~ Tka onmfloa of i
L> IUC OUICIIII1 UCU<U)IU11. A IIC Owi ? IVC 0.1.
he church over, the poscession wendd
its way to the cemetery, where, af- '
er the coffin had been covered with
od, and the sod literally hidden under
profusion of beautiful floral tributes,
ent in by the neighbors and from the 1
jwns surrounding, the concourse was
ismissed with a benediction.
LOCAL LACONICS. c
leath of Lee Garvin.
Mr. Lee Garvin died at his home at
haron last Friday of diabetes, after
short illness. He was a carriage
laker by trade and was about sixty- .
ve years of age. ^
ljured by a Falling Tree.
Mr. J. Lowry Bowlin was badly lnlred
at his home about five miles r
>utheast of Yorkville yesterday afirnoon,
as the result of getting caught
nder a tree that he had Just cut down.
is probable that his Injuries will
rove fatal.
ieeds All Gone.
The garden seeds sent to this office
y Senator Latimer for distribution
ave all been called for. There have
een more than a hundred applications
y letter and In person, and the supply
as hardly proved equal to the demand.
rire at Tirzah.
The residence of Mr. R. R. Allison
f Tirzah, was destroyed by fire this
nornlng between 10 and 11 o'clock,
""he fire broke out In the kitchen and
pread so rapidly that it was lmposslile
to save anything except a few artiles
of furniture from the front rooms,
dr. Allison telephones that his loss Is
ilmost complete.- He has a little Inurance;
but not nearly enough to
over the loss..
leath of Rev. John G. Hall.
Rev. W. G. Neville received a letter
oday announcing the death of Rev.
rohn G. Hall, In Phenlx, Ariz., on last
Sunday. Mr. Hall was a native of this
:ounty, having been born near Tirzah.
ie was for several yearB pastor of
Pleasant Grove and Catholic churches
n Chester county; but has spent the
rreater part of his life In missionary
vork. His body will probably reach
Chester on Friday or Saturday next.
'Everybody Loved Him."
Charlotte Observer, Monday: That
vas a striking. little communication
hat came to the Observer from Torkville.
S. C., yesterday relative to the
ieath of Col. W. H. McCorkle. It was
io eulogy; but the dispatch stated slmplv
"Everybody loved him." Higher
tribute than that could not. be paid to ,
my man. It means so many things.
Yorkville is a small place, and its resiients
learn to know one another well,
see both weakness and strength, the
bad and the good. And neither the uncovered
heads of thousands nor the
costliest mausoleum that could be built
would convey half so fine a tribute as
those three words. The mlllenlum will
have come when everybody in small
towns loves everybody else.
Death of Mrs. N. Funk.
The Rock Hill Herald of Saturday
contains the following relating to the
death of Mrs. N. Funk, widow of the
late Peter Funk, who formerly lived in
Yorkvllle, and who died here from
danders. in the early '70's: Mrs. N.
Funk, who has resided many years
among us, died very suddenly last
Wednesday evening at 5 o'clock. She
had reached the advanced age of. seventy-six
years, and while somewhat
feeble, she wad able to' go about her
home and among her near neighbors.
On Monday she was seized with quite
a severe chill, but from which she rallied
and seemed almost in her usual
health. Wednesday about an hour before
she died she sat by the fireside
and partook of some nourishment,
which she seemed to enjoy. She was
assisted to bed by her daughter, Miss
Tollle Funk, who noticed that she
coughed slightly and handed her a
lemon, but she could not grasp It. The
call had come for "Grandma," as she
was affectionately known. Her de&th
was a shock to the family and community.
She Is survived by four sons,
Messrs. C. M. Funk of Marvin, N. C.;
W. M. Funk of Salters, S. C.; W. R.
Funk of Kingstree, and John Funk of
Lesslle, S. C.; two daughters, Mrs. W.
T. Domlnev, and Miss Tollle Funk, of
Pinevllle, N. C. Her home was at the
residence of her son-in-law, Mr. W.' T.
Dominey. The funeral service was at
her home Friday, January 29th, and
was conducted by Rev. C. M. Pickens
of the Methodist church. The Interment
was In the village cemetery. The
heartfelt sympathy of their friends Is
extended to the bereaved family..
LETTER FROM OGDEN.
Mexican War Veteran Passes Away at
Eighty-Two Years of Age.
^-irrcKpfindence of the York*111e Enquirer.
OoDETf, Feb. 15.?Mr. Spencer L. Pe'rclval
passed away at his home here
last Saturday afternoon at 2 o'clock.
He had been In bad health for several
years; but It was only about a week
ago that he was compelled to take to
his bed. After that, he sank slowly
and steadily until death came to his
relief.
Mr. Perclval was eighty-two years
of age on Sept. 21 last. He served
through the Mexican war, and was the
last surviving veteran of that war In
this county. Unless I am Incorrectly Informed,
his removal leaves only three
of his old comrades yet alive In the
state.
Mr. Perclval was married to Miss
Isabelle McDonald of Rlchburg in 1854,
and of this union there are five living
children, as follows: Mr. W. L. Perclval,
Miss Lllla Perclval and Mrs.
Carrie L. Workman of Ogden; Mrs. J.
W.. Branch of Watson,-and Mrs. John
G. Perclval of India Hook. These
with their mother, survive.
The funeral was preached at Bethesda
by Rev. J. K. Hall, and the remains
were laid away in the cemetery at that
Mr. W. G. Duncan came here from
Rock Hill to be present at the funeral
of his uncle, Mr. Perclval.
Mr. R. L. Newsom and family of
Gastonla, N. C., are visiting Mr. Newsom's
parents here.
Mr. John Davis spent Sunday with
his parents, Mr. and Mrs. J. B. Davis.
Mr. T. C. Workman Is seriously ill
at his home near Rock Hill with typhoid
fever.
MERE-MENTION.
The Emperor of Japan has tendered
to President Roosevelt his sympathy
with the people of Baltimore on account
of the terrible Are disaster recently
suffered by them Governor
Warfleld of Maryland, has taken a
stand against the proposition to put
Baltimore in charge of Federal troops.
The Japanese minister at Washington
gave out a report last Saturday
afternoon that no Japanese vessels had
been sunk up to that time Garmany
gives out that she thinks the
war between Russia and Japan Is simply
a struggle for territory and that
although she will remain neutral, she
would prefer Russian to Japanese predominance
In Korea and Manchuria.
AT THE CHURCHES.
TRINITY METHODIST EPISCOPAL.
REV. J. L. STOKES, D. D., PASTOR
Prayer meeting Wednesday evening
at 7.30 o'clock.
FIRST PRESBYTERIAN.
REV. W. a. NEVILLE, PASTOR.
Prayer meeting Wednesday evening
it 7.30 o'clock.
t cic*AnT*mri t-? -nr>Ar>DDDCPV.
in x\rji' vyxviuui/ x avuwaTERIAN.
rev. w. c. ewart, pastor.
Prayer meeting Wednesday afterloon
at 4.30 o'clock.
CHURCH OF THE GOOD
SHEPHERD.
rev. j.c. johnes, rector.
Services tomorrow (Ash Wedneslay)
at 10.30 o'clock in the morning
ind 7.30 o'clock in the evening.
$he gorltuille (fotton JJlarhet.
Corrected Semi-Weekly by Messrs.
Latta Broa.
Yorkville, Feb. 16, 12 m.?The local
riarket stands as follows:
Middling 12
Strict Middling 12
Good Middling 12
Strict Good Middling 12
Latta Bros.

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